Lagerboy (705) - British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 4, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber, repackaged as íThe Big Oneí IPA 6.5% ABV.
Opaque brown orange, foamy off-white head settles and fades. Piney fruity citrus hop aroma. Moderate citrus pine bitter hop taste dominates, lightly resinous, some grapefruit. Mild caramel malts emerge as it warms. Average carbonation, light-medium body, medium hopped. Softens towards the finish, a lighter version of a PNWIPA, but still NFL (Not For Lagerboys)
RumRunner101 (412) - Alberta, CANADA - FEB 23, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Good beer, but not really what I really how I like my IPAs. Good bready malt backing with a decent amount of hop flavour. Nothing is really prominent, it all blends together quite nicely. Pour is a murky amber.
toddomundo (9) - Alberta, CANADA - DEC 27, 2012 does not count
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle 650ml ex liquor store. Definitely a different north west IPA - bitterness is there without much flavour to support. A bit too bitter to be honest and not really worth it as the hops donít come through and the malt is non-existent.
turboespresso (256) - Port Moody, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 19, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. I rate this one on overall impression here. Itís more of an English-style IPA. In that regard it is a successful effort. In local terms, it would be more of an ESB. Anyway, this is a fairly well-executed IPA-lite.
LarryBeast (278) - - JUL 24, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft sampled during HOPoxia 2012. Golden amber, white head. Citrus hop tang with earthy, meatiness to the malt. Somewhat sweet and zesty; well-balanced. Medium-bodied, easy on the carbonation, slick with a dull bitter finish. Mellower than its North West fellows at HOPoxia, this was described to me as an "English stlye" IPA by the dude behind the bar.
WheatKing (744) - Oak Bay, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 22, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
With "Port Alberni hops". Not much head, light amber. Pineapple aroma, tangerine flavour. Definitely a NW IPA, in the light vein. Reminds me of Tropicana brand juice.
Gerbeer (893) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 15, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap. Pours a clear yellow with a light head. Aromas of citrus and pine. Flavors of grapefruit, malt, and cedar resin. Light bitter finish. Very nice
fiulijn (12360) - MalmŲ, DENMARK - AUG 24, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at the brewpub
Light amber color, creamy head. Aroma of caramel and citrusy hops, hint of lemon cake. Lean body, with a mild caramel and toffee flavor, and a quite good hopping, carrying delicate resins, lemon zest, and a touch of lemongrass. Quite strong bitterness. Good.
Beershine (5174) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - MAR 24, 2010
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle, hand pour? Special procurement. Orange with slight haze. Aroma of buttered pancakes. Buttery. Hops barely detected. Some slickness in palate. Nutty flavors, burnt toast. Roasted dandelion redeems and the flavors arenít so bad after all.
mcberko (4147) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 25, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the Alibi Room, pours a hazy golden. Aroma of hops, grass, pine and citrus. Flavour is fruity hops, kind of peppery, with an overall smooth palate. Not bad.